Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Tillman tossed eight scoreless innings
and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-1, in the
opener of a four-game series.
Tillman (2-1) gave up just three hits while striking out three and walking two
for the Orioles, who improved to 5-3 on an 11-game road trip.
Nate McLouth hit a two-run homer for Baltimore. Manny Machado, Chris Davis and
Nick Markakis each knocked in a run.
Angels starter Joe Blanton (0-5) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on eight
hits over eight innings. Albert Pujols hit a solo homer in the ninth.
Los Angels had a runner thrown out at the plate in the first. Mike Trout and
Mark Trumbo walked to put men on first and second with two outs before the
former was thrown out at home after Josh Hamilton singled to right.
The Orioles got on the board in the third following three straight one-out
singles by Nolan Reimold, McLouth and Machado.
Baltimore tacked on another run in the sixth. Adam Jones hit a one-out single
and raced home on Davis' double to right.
Markakis' RBI double in the seventh made it a 3-0 game. Reimold reached second
on Halos third baseman Brendan Harris' throwing error, moved to third on
McLouth's groundout and scored on Markakis' double to right.
McLouth hit a two-run homer off Ryan Brasier in the ninth to make it 5-0.
Tillman, who retired the final nine batters he faced, gave way to Jim Johnson
in the bottom of the ninth. Pujols' homer accounted for the final margin.
The Angels went 7-2 against the Orioles in 2012 ... Blanton fell to 2-3 in
eight career starts against Baltimore ... Los Angeles had just four hits.
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